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tv   Way Too Early With Willie Geist  MSNBC  September 20, 2012 2:30am-3:00am PDT

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like a broken record. the orioles do it again in extra innings. up late. the question is, how long can the late game magic last in baltimore? it's "way too early" for this. good morning. i'm willie geist. this is "way too early," the show that performs for 100% of america. sadly, only 0.3% is up watching. glad you are checking us out. e-mail me or tweet me. what are you doing up at this hour? or do text the word awake followed by a response to 622639. we'll read the best responses later in the show. the next 30 minutes is your cram session for this thursday, september 20th including the fast and furious gun running program. we'll tell you who is in
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trouble. don't you hate it when your wedding venue is occupied by the president of the united states? a iowa couple shows up and the leader of the free world is hogging the place. an explanation, later. let's get to the news live at 5:30 a.m. at 30 rock here in the city. this morning, we have new numbers in ohio and virginia. a new fox news poll shows among likely voters president obama opening up leads, seven points in both of those states, ohio and virginia. meanwhile, in florida, the president has a five-point lead according to fox news. it's impossible for romney to win the votes he needs without florida, which carries 29 of the votes. a cnn poll shows the president leading romney by eight points in the state of michigan.
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romney will be campaigning in sarasota. last night in miami, the republican candidate held his first public rally in five days and the first since the hidden camera remarks about the 47%. that took him off his campaign message. a gallup poll says more than half of independent voters, the comments did not make a difference. 29% say they are less likely to vote for romney. 15% of americans say they are more likely to vote for him. the president seemed to support the idea of redistributing wealth 14 years ago. >> how we structure government systems that pool resources and hence facilitate some redistribution because i believe in redistribution, at least at a certain level to make sure that
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everybody's got a shot. how do we pool resources at the same time as we decentralize delivery systems in way that is foster competition and can work in the marketplace and can foster innovation at the local level and taylored to particular places. >> a president putting into place a political and economic program that a lot of us don't recognize. we haven't seen anything like this in america before. he said some years ago something which we are hearing about today on the internet. he said he believes in redistribution, all right? i mean -- there are people -- there are people who believe that you can create a stronger economy and brighter future if you take from some people and give to other people. other places that have tried
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that haven't done so well. that's not a philosophy that has been tried here. we are not going to have it here. we are going to get america back to having free people pursuing their dreams in a free country. >> governor romney fired up during the rally at miami. he smoothed over the video where he told people nearly half the electorate are dependent on government because they see themselves as victims. he spoke of his mexican born father. >> my dad was born in mexico of american parents living there. at age 5 or 6, there was revolution and they came back to the united states. my dad had to get help, financial help. the government helped his family get back on their feet again. by the way, that's the way america works. we care for people that have needs. we get them up, but we don't make it a permanent lifestyle.
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we help people, we get them on their feet then they build a brighter future! >> earlier in the evening, the republican candidate attended a forum with the spanish network. he told an audience of latino voters he's not counting out anyone this november. >> first of all, this is a campaign about the 100%. over the last several years you see greater and greater divisiveness in this country. we hoped to come back together but instead we have pulled apart. politics has driven us apart. my campaign is about the 100% of america. i'm concerned about them. i know i'm not going to get 100% of the vote. my campaign will focus on them. this is a campaign about helping people who need help. i have a record. i've demonstrated by capacity to help the 100%. president obama set to attend the same forum today with
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the spanish speaking language network. two top justice officials stepped down and a dozen others may for their role in fast and furious. an internal report found attorney general eric holder was not aware of the strategy. it allowed thousands of guns to fall into the hands of mexican drug cartels hoping the leaders and weapons would be tracked back to the cartel. few of the guns were recovered. two of them were used in the deadly shooting of brian terry. holder said the findings in the court were consistent. the agency did not attempt to cover up information nor mislead congress about it. on capitol hill, legislation aimed at putting veterans back to work was fell in the senate. the $1 billion proposal would have offered opportunities for
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veterans working on federal lands and to fill the ranks of local police and fire departments. the jobs reports show an 11% unemployment rate for veterans of iraq and afghanistan. more than 720,000 service members are out of work in this country. harry reid said they hit a new low by blocking the bill. patty murray said former troops are owed more than bumper stickers. a handful of republicans supported the bill, many in the party saw problems with the legislation. senator tom coburn of oklahoma said there was several job training programs under way. rand paul wanted to cut off egypt and pakistan. we'll talk to them on "morning joe." the teacher's strike in chicago is over now. the city is facing a deeper crisis in the form of pension funds. "the new york times" explains
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how the chicago school district drained its reserves setting up a struggle to pay the teachers. it pays out $1 billion a year outpacing the cash it brings in. it could mean deep cuts to other services. rahm emanuel called for raising the retirement age. there was a rare moment of unity at the nation's capital to honor a woman fighting for human rights and democracy in her home country myanmar. aung san suu kyi arrived in washington to get the gold medal she was awarded in 2008 but was unable to claim while under house arrest. kelly mcdonal has the story. >> reporter: one extraordinary woman from a land 8,000 miles from washington. >> this is one of the most moving days of my life. >> reporter: she's made this
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improbable journey, a visit to the ovl office, a celebration in her honor. the highest award given by congress, the gold medal. a long and waited and emotional moment. >> i want to thank you, my friend, the lady for teaching me at my age a thing or two about courage. >> reporter: the lady in burma, the country known as myanmar. respected as a peaceful fighter for human rights against a brutal military rule. former first lady, laura bush. >> attempted to isolate and silence one woman. >> reporter: she was cut off from the world, kept under house arrest for 15 of the last 20 years. fear, she said, is a habit. >> why? she answered, if i was afraid of being killed, i would never speak out against the government. >> reporter: awarded the nobel
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peace prize in 1991. elected to parliament this year. >> in spite of the imperfections, democracy remains a beacon of hope for all of us. >> reporter: for many years, american friends made their cause their own. >> it is well for us to remember people fight and die for the right to exercise politics. >> reporter: a 67-year-old grandmoth grandmother, a global hero for peace and freedom. >> kelli o'donnell reporting for us. suu kyi met with president obama for an hour. the president expressed his admiration for her courage and sacrifice. a global meltdown, more central banks taking action to jump start their economies. japan is pumping more money into the market. let's get an early look at the markets as we get up in your
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business. steve is live in london. steve, good morning. >> reporter: very good morning to you. it feels like a form of coordinated central bank action. we have seen the federal reserve is going to pump in $40 billion per month as long as they need to to buy mortgage backed securities to try to stimulate the economy and ultimately to create jobs as well. the latest, the bank of japan, that is going to add to the 70 trillion announced in -- make that 80 yen around 1 trillion u.s. dollars. bank of england expected to follow suit. we have had news from the ecb that is it going into the markets to keep rates low. elsewhere, in corporate news, bank of america is speeding up the job reduction program. they are going to cut 16,000 jobs by the end of the year. that's ahead of schedule on a longer term plan to trim the size of bank of america of
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30,000 jobs by the end of next year. the lack of market activity and new regulation as well. at a corporate level, we are seeing the reaction at an international level. back to you. >> steve, live for us in london. thanks. still ahead on "way too early". how can it be? the orioles up late again playing extra innings in seattle and pulling out another one. steven colbert and a check on weather when we come back. miss king has been staying away from much of the hoopla. he showed up in a semitopples
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[ crowd cheering, mouse clicks ] 5:45 in the morning as we look at a live picture, the commute begins here in new york city. let's get a check of your weather from dylan dreyer. hey, dylan. >> the weather shouldn't affect the commute that much. there are showers and storms falling back through the eastern great lakes. heavier pockets of rain approaching the detroit area. it's not going to last long. most of the activity up in canada. sunshine across most of the country here in the northeast. another crystal clear day. it has that dry fall-like feel as fall gets kicked off on saturday. it's hard to believe. we are looking at chilly temperatures. northern new england had frost
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and freeze advisories. not much of a rebound near boston. 62 degrees. near washington, d.c., still seasonable. temperatures in the mid-70s. for the rest of the country, we are going to see temperatures staying mostly in the 70s across a good portion of the area exception the northern tooer of the united states stuck in the 60s today and tomorrow as we head into friday, the final day of the week. >> thanks so much. tuesday night, the orioles outlasted the mariners. it lasted 18 innings. one night later, more extra innings. bottom of the ninth, tied at one. mariners trying to get something going. getting rob franklin. gutierrez. base hit. they go to extra innings. top of the 11th, same score. adam jones with a two-run shot to left. that gives the orioles a lead. seattle has a chance to get a
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man on the bottom. john jaso representing the tieing run at the plate. saunders takes off from first. he's gunned down at second. to end the game on a caught stealing, oh my. orioles win their 15 straight extra inning game, 3-1. this is the first time they have won back-to-back games since 1991. the os keep ronning. the yankees playing in a doubleheader here in new york. they could take the a.l. lead win with a night cap. that gives jeter 200 hits for the season tieing with lou gehrig. tied at one in the eighth inning. ichiro was the man yesterday. a run with a single to the left. they win 2-1. ichiro combining in the two games yesterday for seven hits and four stolen bases with a pair of wins, the yankees are a
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half game up. the os will not go away. the yankees play the jays tonight. the orioles start a sereies on friday. ramirez hits one. zimmerman can't come up with it. tags gonzalez from the ground as gonzalez tries to leap over him. hangs on to the ball. that ended the inning. they ruled the run across home plate before the tag. the dodgers may have gotten away with one. tied at six in the ninth. solo home run. that gave them the lead for good. dodgers split the doubleheader with the nats. los angeles two games back. week three of the nfl season begins tonight. cam newton and the panthers. that game gets going at 8:20 eastern time.
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coming up at the top of the hour on "morning joe," romney is campaigning for 100% of america. he's going to have to campaign awfully hard to make up a difference in a number of key states. we'll have the new numbers. we'll huddle around the water cooler to hear the story of an iowa couple who had to share their wedding venue with the commander in chief. look at those toys. insurance must be expensive. nah. [ dennis' voice ] i bet he's got an allstate agent. they can save you up to 30% more by bundling your policies. well his dog's stupid. [ dennis' voice ] poodles are one of the world's smartest breeds. are you in good hands? ♪ [ male announcer ] introducing a stunning work of technology. introducing the entirely new lexus es.
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we told you at the top of the show mitt romney campaigned in florida yesterday, appearing at a forum in miami at a spanish network. he's behind president obama among hispanic voters where a new poll we showed you reveals president obama with a small lead in that state. if you want to sound smart, tell your friends according to the national association of latino elected officials 1.65 latinos expected to vote in this 2012 election. that's a 34.5% increase in participation from 2008. latinos projected to make up 18% of florida voters in this presidential election. for the real news, let's
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watch president obama unintentionally crashing a wedding in iowa. it happened earlier in the month where john planned his perfect dream wedding, a vintage one, set in a rustic barn. it was set to go until they showed up and the president was holding a rally there. the obama campaign booked the same barn on the same date. the couple wasn't thrilled. >> just our luck. the one place we choose, the president chooses. >> on the big day, president obama decided his campaign speech. he ended with moments to spare. the bride was rushed to the ceremony and rushed down the aisle without a hitch. she made it. president obama very gracious left a wedding gift, a silver tray and a mint cup, which he had with him. >> you have to make it. i used it the first night. love him or hate him, it's a gift from the president.
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>> a lot of people don't know this, all president's travel with that cup. they are not democrats, but they admit the cup is the coolest wedding gift they received. >> steven colbert weighed in on a video from 1998 where barack obama discussed his support for wealth distribution. >> here is his vision for america, folks. you pay taxes into a single federal agency that pools it and redistributes it across the country to build roads and bridges. sometimes in states you don't live in. i bet ronald reagan is rolling over in his federally maintained grave. there's no talk of this one. unlike mitt's secret video, which was made way back in may, obama's gaffe was recorded after labor day 1998. '98. oh, you stepped in it, mr.
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president. you stepped in it wearing zubas. somehow, somehow, folks, obama still leads in ohio, pennsylvania and florida. well, no surprise. blue collar whites, inner city plaques and elderly jews always vote as a block. i mean which is which? i can't tell. >> i can't believe we got zuba's in the show this morning. your texts and e-mails are next. "morning joe" is moments away. i don't want healthy skin for a day. i want healthy skin for life. [ female announcer ] don't just moisturize, improve the health of your skin with aveeno daily moisturizing lotion. the natural oatmeal formula goes beyond 24-hour moisture. it's clinically proven to improve your skin's health in one day, with significant improvement in 2 weeks. for healthy, beautiful skin that lasts.
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